Sylvia Townsend Warner in Maiden Newton - 23 July, 1960
from The diaries of Sylvia Townsend Warner, page 265:
Listening to Parry's De Profundis as I roasted pork, and as if to something unknown, the first solo entry came at once out of the performance and out of my memory. I knew it as well as though I were the singer. I breathed & phrased it. And recalling, I found it was at High Street [the house at Harrow school where her father was housemaster] I knew it: 1913, perhaps. One preserves time so completely intact - for I hadn't given it a thought since - that one feels like an airtight jar when it comes out again.
Sylvia Townsend Warner, and Claire Harman (ed.), The diaries of Sylvia Townsend Warner (:London, 1995), p. 265. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1443111763761 accessed: 27 January, 2023
Listening tohide composers
written by Hubert Parry
|Date/Time||23 July, 1960|
|Listening Environment||in private, indoors, solitary|